Aside from the occasional tidpit about casting, along with the barest examples of a plot outline, not much news has eked out from the set of Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming Civil War-era take on Spaghetti Westerns, Django Unchained (Tarantino is calling is a “Southern”). Now, we can finally take hold of something both official and tangible from Django Unchained—the film has finally received an official poster. Check out the full sheet below!
The poster, heavily influenced by the classic, minimalist work of poster artist Saul Bass, shows us the silhouettes of two men, under the broken link of a chain, which is pretty much in keeping with what we know of the film’s plot: Django (Jaime Foxx) is a slave freed by King Schultz (Christoph Waltz), who then team up and struggle to free Django’s wife from a plantation-owning villain (Leonardo DiCaprio).
The poster is a unique marketing move on the part of Sony, who Tweeted the image, as “minimalist” isn’t the first word conjured up by anyone when thinking about Hollywood advertising. It’s a poster that offers just enough information—Quentin Tarantino has a new film, it’s out on Christmas, and it looks preternaturally badass—to get movie fans excited. Mission accomplished.
What do you think of the poster? Will you be seeing Django Unchained this Christmas?